Jewish Group Opposes Religion Course

December 13, 2007

Author: Jeff Heinrich

Source: The Gazetee

Mario Dumont and the Canadian Jewish Congress have something in common.

Both think children in Quebec elementary schools shouldn't be deprived of instruction in their religion.

Dumont, leader of the opposition Action démocratique du Québec, called Wednesday for a moratorium on the new non-denominational religion course that primary schools will begin to teach next fall, saying it downplays Quebec's Roman Catholic roots.

The Jewish Congress says it doesn't want the "ethics and religious culture" course taught either, because some parents want their young children to understand Judaism first.